With the 2022 Winter Olympics ahead of us, the construction of this unique training facility has just been completed and is pegged to be the best outdoor ski facility in the world.

Previously the Flying Kangaroo aerial team would have had to travel overseas to train so this new addition to Brisbane’s Sleeman Sports Complex will give our Olympians a great advantage as well as creating a pathway for future champions.

Although the centre’s official opening has been delayed due to COVID-19, the facility is already being used by our elite aerial skiers, with plans to accommodate future International Aerial Ski programs.

The new development will consist of seven ski jump runs in varying degrees of height and complexity that are located at one end of an existing 50m pool adjacent to the current Sleeman Sports Complex.  The seven practice jumps will simulate winter snow competition jumps, utilising the outdoor training pool for water landings.

Our team provided design advice from concept through to construction and detailing for the ramp sprinkler system and amenities. This included hydraulic, aeration (mechanical), electrical for concept and tender design and hydraulic and ski surface sprinkler system for the construction documentation.

As part of the scope, our team developed a proprietary system to address the specific requirements of such an exceptional facility. Being the first system and build of its kind in Australia provided an exciting challenge and opportunity for the ADP team.

The project involves the collaborative efforts of Buildcorp and the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA) who shared the vision of a world-class quality all-year-round ski jump. It will be a benefit to the community and an attraction on a national and international scale.

The new hybrid operating theatre is among the most sophisticated theatres in Australia featuring state-of-the art medical infrastructure and artificial intelligence backed Robotic Imaging technology to enhance and grow existing cardiac surgical services available at the hospital.

Some key elements of the projects were: the associated hybrid theatre control room and anaesthetic bay, refurbished and expanded ICU and recovery beds, new theatre staff change amenities, and staff rooms and services for a future stat lab.

The suite combines the advantages of a surgical operating theatre with high-end imaging to allow teams of cardiologists, interventionalists, surgeons, radiologists, and nurses to treat patients requiring complex surgical work for cardiac and vascular disease.

A technically complex project, we utilised our health expertise from our Melbourne office from the earliest stages of the project to deliver the best design outcomes to the client. The project was split into 5 main sections and is one of the most technical operating theatres that ADP has completed to date.

Involving both new build and refurbishment works, the new hybrid theatre was located half in the existing building and half in the new section of the building. This represented significant coordination issues with the existing structural support as well as the new structure.

The works were completed without impacting hospital services being delivered in the existing adjacent operating theatres, which remained fully operational throughout the project. Our experienced health team worked in close collaboration with critical stakeholders, to ensure that any risks were mitigated, minimising any impact on patients and visitors.

With a vision to deliver an environmental hotel which still encapsulates the hallmarks of a luxury hotel, this five-star development will be the first Fairmont branded resort in Australia and will bring a whole new level of opulence to Far North Queensland.

Located in a stunning area on the edge of two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest – the resort will offer guests a selection of 253 luxury rooms, a choice of restaurants and bars, a day spa, a treetop walk, and panoramic conference and wedding facilities, all designed around resort-style pools.

Blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors will be an intimate lobby inspired by birds’ nests and verdant tropical gardens, and with butterfly nets sitting above the children’s swimming pool the resort will deliver a truly magical experience to guests.

ADP are delivering the electrical, dry fire and vertical transportation for the project, with one of the key considerations being the seamless guest experience from arrival to departure as well as the integration of the services to the resort wellness and guest amenity initiatives.

The development is striving to be recognised for its strong environmental credentials, embracing meaningful collaboration with the Kuku Yalanji community, the traditional owners of the land; and partnering with sustainable operators to explore the Great Barrier Reef and The Daintree Rainforest. The hotel will complement the Douglas Shire, a global winner of the Communities & Culture Award at the Sustainable Destinations Awards in March 2020 and is the first region to have achieved Ecotourism Australia’s Eco Destination Certification in 2019.

To learn more please contact: Mathew Burke, Associate Director – M: 0408 929 234 E: [email protected]

Situated within the beautiful landscape of Kangaroo Point, the Trilogy rises above its urban counterparts with three iconic towers excelling in world class design. Adding to the Brisbane city skyline, the Trilogy is an ambitious project requiring creative engineering and collaboration with the project team. Realising Arden Group and Altis Architecture’s vison of uninterrupted views over the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, South Bank, Botanic gardens and the CBD, each of the three towers in the mixed-use development has private amenity roof tops. They include entertaining areas, communal spaces, swimming pools and two interconnecting sky bridge pools on the 18th floor.

With the tallest tower 28 levels above Vulture street, creating these grand roof top spaces posed many challenges for our team. Rooftops are areas generally reserved for plant rooms, so we needed a unique plan. Leading to the creation of mid-level plant rooms, alternative mechanical systems, smart delivery of hot water and using CFD modelling to reduce the amount of duct in the basement, our team had to think creatively to solve these challenges. The display suite is open for inspection. The Trilogy is due for completion in 2022

Brisbane Airport is Australia’s third largest airport and is the primary international and domestic gateway into the state of Queensland.

“Brisbane Airport Corporation’s (BAC) vision is to ‘Connect the world. Create the future’. In planning the redevelopment for the Domestic Terminal, the overarching goal was to upgrade and enhance the airport environment, so that it provides retail, commercial and recreational experiences that are uniquely Brisbane – a place that fosters connection and opportunity.”

With new high-end retail shops including a new architecturally designed food court and upgrades to public lighting and seating throughout, BAC’s vision has certainly been achieved.

The project also included a combination of base building upgrades and final fitout works for 48 tenancy shells, new amenities and a refurbishment of the Casual Dining Precinct northern end which was designed and procured into 9 separable portions.

When designing the new food court at the Qantas terminal, the stakeholders within BAC, including leasing and operations, had some very specific requirements. To ensure the we delivered the look, feel and aspirations of the client, ADP worked in collaboration with Geyer (interior design) and Studio Arkitecture (architect) providing specialist lighting advice including lighting simulations and renders.

This visual communication with BAC was key in helping all stakeholders agree and approve the final design solution, allowing the project team to achieve an area of respite within a dynamic and busy transit environment. An outcome which can often prove challenging in these types of facilities.

Most of the works were inside the domestic terminal building however there were some requirement for works to the landside and airside locations adjacent to Terminal 1. These works included provision of new grease arrestors and LPG supply to support new food retails tenancies.

The retail upgrade project was also delivered concurrently with 3 other projects: an ICT Upgrade, Security Upgrade and Lighting Upgrade. These projects required ADP to liaise directly with other stakeholders outside the project group and in some cases incorporate their design philosophy into our documentation.

ADP were employed to provide the building services design for the retail upgrades. We were chosen because of our positive approach and innovative solutions to provide efficiencies in construction and ongoing value to the client.

A key achievement on the project was the use of energy efficient equipment and lighting to consume less general energy than before, whilst still creating more dynamic spaces.

Located in Brisbane’s city centre, this new mixed-use development will play an integral part in the rejuvenation of this area by integrating a new 30-storey commercial office on an existing heritage façade which sits across the ground floor and levels 1 and 2. This exciting development will consist of commercial office space, retail tenancies, residential floors and a rooftop bar.

When complete, the building is expected to earn premium A- grade commercial development status due to its sustainability characteristics. This will include a minimum of 4.5 Star NABERS base building office rating as well as a self-assessed 4-star Greenstar equivalent rating.

ADP worked extensively with the design team to rework an existing DA scheme to ensure that the boutique floor plates were adequality serviced to PCA grade A, without compromising the serviceable area of the floor plate. The challenging nature of the coordination between architecture and structure has meant a great outcome for the client and has maximized the NLA.

320 George Street will be the first redevelopment of a heritage site along the 320-372 George Street block and is expected to encourage further revitalisation in this quarter of the Brisbane CBD.

The proposed $750m development aims to contribute to the revitalisation of Albion, and will position the site as a community hub that provides new residential accommodation, office space, dining and shopping facilities, including $28.7m of upgraded transport facilities and public access to the Albion train station. These improvements would complement planning currently underway by Queensland Rail for an upcoming accessibility upgrade of Albion train station which could include new platform access with lifts, raised platform sections for improved access and other accessibility features such as hearing aid loop, signage and tactile flooring surfaces.

Design options are currently being worked through to be submitted to Brisbane City Council as part of standard development application processes. Designs put forward by the team will endeavour to respect Albion’s surrounds and support State Government planning objectives for transit-oriented developments including:

  • Improved accessibility to the train station
  • A mix of residential, retail, commercial and community uses
  • High quality public spaces and streets, which are pedestrian and cyclist friendly

To date the ADP team have been working on Stage 1 of the project.

With a vision to create a world-class mixed-use 5 star precinct in the heart of one of Brisbane’s most vibrant inner city locations, the FV complex is a prominent feature of the rejuvenated Fortitude Valley area in Brisbane. The FV comprises of three towers built above an integrated podium level, with the redevelopment located on an entire block at the western end of Brunswick Street.

While the size of this project has attracted much attention, Tower 1’s expected resemblance to the famous Flatiron Building in New York has also generated excitement. Both The Flatiron and Valley House towers will be 30 stories tall and consist of 650 permanent residential apartments in total, ranging in size from 1 bedroom to 3 bedroom apartments. A communal area on level 6 is also intended to provide residents with a sense of community within FV, as access to gardens, outdoor entertainment areas, a pool, spa and fitness facilities will be offered.

ADP Consulting worked closely with The FV’s developer, GurnerTM, to provide building services design throughout all stages of this project. We had significant involvement in The FV’s development and provided support to ensure that continuity is maintained throughout construction.